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Perhaps the world’s best reference tool

Create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.

Used by students at these institutions

Automate the boring stuff and get back to work

Cite Websites
Just paste the link, and Citationsy magically takes care of the rest.
Cite Papers
Search for a paper with the DOI or title and cite it automatically
Cite Books
Just type the title, author, or ISBN into Citationsy and all other info will autocomplete
Export References
You easily export your bib­liography in one of over 1,500 styles
Create Bibliography
Create citations and organize your references into different projects and bibliographies.
Any Format!
Get your bibliography in text form, ready to paste into any application.

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Citationsy costs $1 / month and does not renew automatically.
You only pay when you need it.
No strings attached. No credit card required




Citationsy is a no-nonsense reference collection and bibliography creation tool
for people who value simplicity, privacy, and speed.

There are no ads, there’s no tracking, and I don’t sell or give your data to anyone.
I built the citation management software I wanted to exist in the world.
You can read more about the reasons behind Citationsy here



Frequently Asked Questions

How does Citationsy work?
It’s astonishingly simple. You paste the link to the website you want to cite, or the ISBN of the book, or the title of the paper, or whatever, and Citations goes and find the information and create the reference. After you’ve added all the references you can export them in loads of styles and formats, depending on what you need.

Can I export my references in Harvard style?
Yes

Can I convert my references to APA style?
Yes

What about DIN-1502?
Yep!

I found a missing style! What now?
Let me know and I will add it.

Can I export my references to a Word document?
Yes. Well, sort of. You can choose a style and then copy-paste the citations into any kind of document you want.
I think this is a way simpler solution than downloading it as a file.
So essentially Citationsy supports every kind of file format.

What do I get for my money?
Paying for things has a huge benefit: You know what’s what. There’s no weird business model in the background based on selling you textbooks, or giving your personal data to a marketing company, or trying to sell you text corretion software you don’t need.
I know that lots of startups offer you stuff for free, but the reason they can afford to do that is either because they make money through ads or because they have money from investors that they can spend on growing their business without having to make a profit. Well, I think advertising has no space in professional software used to get work done, and I don’t have any money from investors.

Does Citationsy send or give my data to anyone?
No. Everything you do is encrypted on our servers and is never given to anyone.

What about anonymized data? Is that given or sold to anyone?
No. Nothing is ever seen by anyone apart from me, and I only look at it in response to support requests or to fix bugs.

I can’t afford Citationsy, is there any way you can help me out?
Sure thing! Email me. I can’t promise anything though.

If you have questions I didn’t cover, I’d be happy to answer them.